Why private health insurance coverage in Canada needs a review

Canadians rely on private insurance to help pay health costs not covered by our public system but losing a job shouldn't mean losing coverage

Why private health insurance coverage in Canada needs a reviewBy John Have Canadian Institute of Actuaries and Robert L. Brown University of Waterloo A nine-year-old New Brunswick boy was recently denied private health coverage because of his weight (135 pounds at 5 foot 2 inches). The idea that a child could be denied coverage in Canada shocked many. But it’s entirely legal and may…

The good, the bad and the ugly of an expanded CPP

The good, the bad and the ugly of an expanded CPPAmazingly, eight of 10 provincial finance ministers and the federal government have agreed to a modest increase in the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The two provinces which have not signed on are Manitoba, where the government is only four weeks old, and Quebec, which has chosen to allow itself the option of adopting a differing…